A few weeks ago, Robert Francis O’Rourke said, “I cannot fathom a scenario where I would run for public office again if I’m not the nominee.” Shortly after that, he dropped out of the race, with no nomination in hand. Shortly after that, he changed his mind about fathoms and scenarios.
Robert Francis O’Rourke isn’t going anywhere, you know. Thursday night during a phone call with supporters, he reassured them he “absolutely” plans to stay involved in politics. These are the first remarks he’s made since dropping his bid to be the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nominee.
Staying involved is not running. Fair enough. But Bobby O ran for the US Senate and lost. Those national connections encouraged him to run for president. He ran and never made it to the first primary. Now he still has money, connections, and free time. There must be another Senate Seat he could run for – or is he thinking about being the cheap socialists George Soros?
“I’m going to do everything that I can, and what form that takes and in what capacity I don’t know,” he said. “But certainly it will involve supporting great candidates all over this country from school board trustee to the next nominee for the presidency of the Democratic Party.”
Maybe he’s secretly wishing for a gig as Liz Warren’s Secretary of Cultural Appropriation? He’s perfect for the job they’d have to create just for him. Pasty, rich, white guy gives himself a Latino sounding nickname. Working for a (wannabe) pasty white President who pretended to be a minority. Talk about a government top-heavy with “experts.”
Whatever form Bobby-O’s involvement takes, I’d put money on him, at some point, running for office. As I noted here, they can’t resist the
Power and the urge to meddle. Oh, and you lied when you said you didn’t want to run for president. And you’re a democrat, so you lie all the time.
Booby-O wants to be vanilla Obama. Losing the nomination at this young an age won’t discourage him from the media glow, and Hollywood acclaim that comes from being a Democrat politician who has been convinced he is destined for great things.
There are lessons to be learned. When the networks discovered they could make a lot of money “reporting” the news, it all went downhill from there. The same can be said for politicians. Once we started treating them as heroes and celebrities, an occupation that already attracted power-hungry near-do-wells became the first and biggest reality television show in America.
With few exceptions, It has all been downhill since then.